Embossed with iron

october15

Senior Member
Portugal-Portuguese
"Either side of the fireplace stood two heavy wooden doors, embossed with iron"

Source: The Silent Companions, by Laura Purcell

Does it mean carved with iron or ornamented with iron? I suppose the latter applies.

Please advise.

october15
 
  • PaulQ

    Banned
    UK
    English - England
    embossed with iron" -> which had iron embossing on it.
    Embossing(n.) -> a design or ornament which has a noticeable thickness.
     

    october15

    Senior Member
    Portugal-Portuguese
    Thank you. I did check the meaning of embossed. As in kentix's picture I saw both embossed wooden doors or embossed iron doors, and they looked carved. The english-portuguese dictionary states «ornamented with» or embossed.

    But it's clear now.

    Greetings
    october15
     
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